itmightaswellbeswing.jpg
OK, to be fair, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones didn't actually record "Wives and Lovers" for the hit AMC drama. Sadly, Sinatra and

"/>

Today Reverb Recommends You Listen to the Single Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones Recorded for Mad Men

itmightaswellbeswing.jpg
OK, to be fair, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones didn't actually record "Wives and Lovers" for the hit AMC drama. Sadly, Sinatra and the Count haven't been with us for some years. As it happens, the three conspired on the Burt Bacharach-penned song for the incredible album, It Might as Well Be Swing, released in 1964, making it the soundtrack for real Madison Avenue dogs of the day.

"Wives and Loves" is uncompromisingly sexist (full lyrics after the jump), appealing to stay-at-home wives, when sending their husbands off to work, to: "Comb your hair, fix your make-up," because, "Day after day,/There are girls at the office./And men will always be men."

Great tune, twisted message, and totally the kind of period drama that Mad Men perfectly encapsulates in every episode.

LYRICS:

Hey, little girl,

Comb your hair, fix your make-up.

Soon he will open the door.

Don't think because

There's a ring on your finger,

You needn't try any more

For wives should always be lovers, too.

Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you.

I'm warning you.

Day after day,

There are girls at the office,

And men will always be men.

Don't send him off

With your hair still in curlers.

You may not see him again.

For wives should always be lovers, too.

Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you.

He's almost here.

Hey, little girl

Better wear something pretty,

something you'd wear to go to the city.

And dim all the lights,

Pour the wine, start the music.

Time to get ready for love.

Dim all the lights,

Pour the wine,start the music.

Time to get ready for love.

Time to get ready,time to get ready for love.

Time to get ready,time to get ready for love.

 
comments powered by Disqus